Thursday, January 6, 2011


Amelia is in love with her swingset already, but one thing that we are getting used to is hanging out in the backyard with Cash, our rambunctious 4-year-old lab who still has a lot of puppy in him. Amelia has liked playing with him through the fence, but hasn't been a big fan of getting up close and personal with him. Until now, we've mostly played in the front yard because of that, and also we didn't really have anything to play with in the back yard. I had hoped the swingset would not only give us something to do in the backyard, but also get Amelia used to being around Cash up close without being scared.

Yesterday after school we played on the swingset until it got dark (which sadly was less than an hour. I hate when we aren't in daylight savings time. Is there a name for what we are in now? A quick internet search produced no answers for me.) and as I tried to get some video of her swinging, it turned into more video of her shooing Cash away. Surely they will be BFFs soon.

Swingin from Angela Furr on Vimeo.

Don't feel sad for her. I am not trying to torture her. But hello, we've had her for two years and the dog for four. It's time they got to know each other.

(Insert Let Mimi Swing video)

I also was able to catch Amelia "reading" one of her favorite books, Princess Baby last night. We realized a month or so ago that there are a couple of books that she can actually quote from memory. She will be sitting there flipping through and actually saying the words on the pages they appear on. I remember doing this with a few books as a child, Cinderella in particular, but I'm sure I was much older than Mimi is now. We are so amazed at how much she remembers. I've been wanting to catch it on video, but of course she always refuses to perform when I want her to. I caught a little of it last night, although it wasn't quite as verbatim as she usually does it. Pinkalicious is her other fave book right now that she pretty much knows by heart, so hopefully I'll be able to capture her "reading" that one to us soon.

Princess Baby from Angela Furr on Vimeo.


lindey said...

stinkin' precious!! i miss her little voice. seeing cash *really* makes me want get pailyn over to swing; she prays for all the dogs in her life before her favorite people each night. glad to see you using your new video recorder :o)

ccrager said...

Bless it! We have the same dog issues :( B loved the "Melia" videos. She is in my lap right now asking to see them again. So sweet!!